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The Great Escape Festival

This article is about the UK music festival. For the Australian music festival, see The Great Escape (festival).
The Great Escape
Location(s) Brighton and Hove, England, UK
Years active 2006–present
Date(s) 16th - 18th May 2013
Genre Rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Punk rock, Hard rock, Dance music, Techno, Electronic, Acoustic, Hip hop
Website http://mamacolive.com/thegreatescape/

The Great Escape Festival is a major three day music festival owned by MAMA & Company and held in the city of Brighton and Hove every year in May. It showcases new music[1][2] from a variety of genres. The festival was founded in 2006 and roughly hosts 300 bands across 30 venues throughout the city.[3] It has been likened to South by Southwest.[3][4][2]

There is also a music industry convention section to the event,[2] which is attended by over 3000 delegates. The 2011 and 2012 conferences were programmed by the team from music industry publication CMU. Speakers have included Michael Eavis, DJ Shadow, Paul Epworth,[2] and representatives of companies such as Beggars Group, Ticketmaster, PRS for Music,[2] Universal Music Group and Topspin.

In addition to the main festival, there is also The Alternative Escape, a further strand of 'unofficial' shows.

See also

  • Music of Sussex

References

External links

  • The Guardian's Great Escape festival page

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